CMS Launches Website To Help Industry With Health IT Initiatives
February 27, 2014 in News
On Monday, a CMS official said the agency has launched a new website — called eHealth University — to help health care providers comply with various federal health IT requirements, NextGov reports (Marks, NextGov, 2/24).
During a presentation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Convention and Exhibition, Robert Tagalicod — director of CMS’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services — said that the web portal aims to help providers as they implement major Affordable Care Act provisions.
Some of the topics the website will address include:
- The meaningful use program;
- Implementation of ICD-10;
- Quality measurements;
- Alternative payment models;
- HIPAA privacy and security regulations; and
- Administrative rules, such as the HIPAA operating rules (Goedert, Health Data Management, 2/25).
The website features:
- Checklists (Health Data Management, 2/25);
- Help desks (NextGov, 2/24);
- Fact sheets (Health Data Management, 2/25);
- Links to guidance documentation (NextGov, 2/24); and
- Webinars at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
For example, a beginner-level webinar introduces the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record program, while an advanced-level webinar provides viewers with Stage 2 data sharing tips (Health Data Management, 2/25).